Worm composting with Dendrobaena worms

Worm composting


Grading compost wormsComposting with worms increases soil fertility, improves the structure and drainage of soil whilst holding water and breaking up clays at the same time. This is every gardener’s secret ingredient to a healthy garden! Compost worms eat up to half their own body weight in waste – making them very efficient in producing organic compost.


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What can Dendrobaena Worms Compost?

  • Anything that has lived and died
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Cooked vegetables
  • Vacuum dust
  • Pet hair
  • Lawn clippings
  • Animal waste
  • Inner tubes from toilet/kitchen rolls
  • Cardboard eggboxes

Just think of how much of that you would normally throw away instead of composting!

If you are interested in composting your everyday household waste then one of our wormeries would be most suitable. Made from wood they have been carefully designed by us to be most effective and suitable to our dendrobaena worms needs.



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Packaging worms

Composting requires 1Kg of worms per cubic metre of soil (this is approx 1600 to 2000 worms). Just work out how many worms you need and place your order. It's that easy and once you have made your initial purchase you don’t need to buy any more worms as they are prolific breeders and expand their numbers to suit conditions around them. Worms are a-sexual and can breed every couple of weeks, and without predators they can live for up to 15 years.



Dendrobaena composting wormAllow one kilogram for each cubic metre of your compost heap or container. The more worms the faster they will covert your organic compost to a valuable fertiliser. Dendras are probably the best composting worm – they will eat over half their body weight each day.



Care Checklist

Dendrobaena worms for composting:

  • Once introduced to your compost bin, begin by feeding them small amounts of food until you establish how much food they are capable of eating.
  • Compost worms can eat anything that has lived and died.
  • Stay clear of acidic foods, e.g. citrus fruits, unless you plan to add a little lime mix every couple of weeks to prevent the waste becoming too acidic (worms no not like acidic conditions).
  • Keep your wormery moist, not wet, at all times.
  • In extreme heat move your wormery into an area of shade and if necessary cool the housing down with water.
  • Before going on holiday, ensure your wormery is working efficiently and if will be fine for up to a month.

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Composting Worms

Logo: Scottish WormsOur compost worms will eat anything that has lived and died, eating up to half their body weight in waste - ideal for home composting.


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Live Bait

Logo: Scottish WormsDendrobaena worms are rapidly being recognised as the worm to use as live bait for fishing.


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Wildlife Food

Logo: Scottish WormsPerfect live food for birds and other wildlife, and a natural source of protein, our live worms will help to attract new and varied types of wildlife to your garden.


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Worm Food

Logo: Scottish WormsOur worm food is specially formulated for your worms, with ground grain and the correct minerals and vitamins added to help your worms thrive.


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Logo: Scottish WormsMade from wood our wormeries have been carefully designed by us to be most effective and suitable to our Dendrobaena worms needs.


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